Skip to main site navigation
Skip to main content
Switch to text-only view
Switch to default view

World Language Studies Placement Exam

Students who have previously studied French, German, Japanese, and/or Spanish are encouraged to take the world language studies placement exam before enrolling in a language course at IU South Bend. The exam, administered by the Department of World Language Studies, will place you into a course at the appropriate level and may be used to earn special credit. The placement exam fee is $13.80, and will be billed to your account.

You must register at least 24 hours before the placement exam is scheduled. Please make a reservation by contacting Professor John B. Davis by e-mail at When registering, be sure to include the name and date of the exam you wish to take, as well as your name and 10-digit student identification number. (Space is limited for the German exam.)

Winter 2014
World Language Studies Placement Exam Dates
(new dates will be posted soon)

Day Date Start Time Location

The Spanish, French, and German exams are one hour long. Japanese exams may take up to 2 hours. All exams are administered in Wiekamp Hall (DW) 1105 (Language Resource Center) on the IU South Bend campus. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, and you must bring a photo ID and a pen or pencil. If you arrive after the scheduled start time you will NOT be permitted to take the exam at that time.

If you have any questions about the World Languages Placement exam, please contact Professor John B. Davis by e-mail at